By Dave Andrusko Admirers of Justice Clarence Thomas breathed a sigh of relief this morning when the Supreme Court’s public information officer said that Thomas was discharged from the hospital Friday after a stay of nearly a week. According to CBS News’ Kathryn Watson Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., on …Continue reading "Justice Thomas released from the hospital"
By Dave Andrusko Yesterday we discussed how Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson handled the abortion issue during her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Not surprisingly, a nominee of pro-abortion President Joe Biden would say nothing that would assuage pro-life concerns that Judge Brown Jackson will be a reliable third vote to uphold Roe …Continue reading "Ketanji Brown Jackson is asked “can unborn babies feel pain?” “I don’t know.” The answer is “Sure they can.”"
By Dave Andrusko By the time you read this, Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will have finished her third, and final, day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. To be blunt, she has said nothing that would assuage pro-life concerns that Judge Brown Jackson will be a reliable third vote to uphold …Continue reading "What we’ve learned after three days of hearings on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court"
WASHINGTON — Today, in an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can defend a pro-life law when another state official refused to do so. The law at issue in the case, Kentucky’s H.B. 454, “The 2018 Human Rights of the Child …Continue reading "Kentucky AG Cameron Can Defend Kentucky’s Pro-Life Law"
By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court this morning agreed with Kentucky’s Attorney General that he should be allowed to defend “The 2018 Human Rights of the Child Act”. Kentucky’s H.B. 454 prohibits live dismemberment abortions that “will result in the bodily dismemberment, crushing, or human vivisection of the unborn child” when the unborn child is …Continue reading "Supreme Court Rules Attorney General Cameron should be allowed to defend Kentucky Pro-Life Law "
WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Stephen Breyer. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. As a private practice attorney, Judge Jackson once represented a number of pro-abortion advocacy groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice America. …Continue reading "National Right to Life on President Biden’s Nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson"
By Dave Andrusko We’ve reposted a number of items from Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch. For example, here; here; and here. She has brilliantly defended Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act”– Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—which extends legal protection to unborn children after 15 weeks. “These cases are complex and difficult but also fundamental to a functioning …Continue reading "AG Fitch optimistic about fate of Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act”"
By Dave Andrusko It’s official. Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of the current term—June or July—assuming his successor “has been nominated and confirmed,” Mr. Breyer wrote in the letter to the President that formally announced his retirement. President Biden said he would announce a successor by the end of February. …Continue reading "Justice Breyer officially announces his retirement"
By Dave Andrusko It is not official, but President Biden is expected to announce the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by the end of the week. The 83-year-old Breyer, who will retire from the court at the end of the 2021-2022 term, was under intense pressure to step down lest Republicans assume control …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire at end of term"
By Dave Andrusko In a one-sentence order (but including fiery dissents), the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to send Texas’ Heartbeat Law back to U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin. Pitman had briefly blocked S.B.8. in October but his order was put on hold by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The effect of …Continue reading "Supreme Court denies abortion providers’ request to re-route Texas Heartbeat Law to Judge Pitman who blocked state’s six-week ban"
By Dave Andrusko It’s important to remember that when thinking about Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act” that while observing “precedent” (stare decisis) ordinarily is important, the Supreme Court has reversed itself when it has made egregious errors. Welcome to “Precedents Are No Obstacle to Overturning Roe v. Wade,“ an op-ed by Robert P. George and Christopher …Continue reading "Why “precedent” is no obstacle to overturning Roe v. Wade"
WASHINGTON – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about Texas SB 8, also known as “The Heartbeat Act.” The Texas law is designed to protect unborn children whose hearts have begun to beat, usually at about 6 weeks of pregnancy. The Texas law is unique in that enforcement of the law is …Continue reading "U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision on SB 8: Law is Not Enjoined, but a Few Texas State Officials That Have Limited Enforcement Authority Under SB 8 Can be Sued in Federal Court to Enjoin Their Enforcement of SB 8"